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Sculpture gardens, historic houses and exotic plants are just a few examples of the wonders you will find inside these Florida gardens.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach, Fl 33401
Comprising of the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905 -1982), the widow of Ralph Hubbard Norton. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the 1.7 acre property, featuring a collection of 300 species of tropical palms, lies near downtown West Palm Beach on the Intercoastal Waterway.

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 327989 - Tel: 407 647 6294
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens offers a unique opportunity to view the works and private collection of internationally known Czech-American sculptor, Albin Polasek and to encourage study, appreciation, and the furtherance of representational art. The Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden was Mr. Polasek's home, and studio for the last fifteen years of his life. The museum contains much of his art as well as other pieces that he collected in two galleries, a chapel and three acres of gardens overlooking Lake Osceola.

The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens
205 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. Tel:305 294 2116
Offering a relaxing, educational environment for families and visitors of all ages.

Busch Gardens
Tampa, FL 33674. Tel:813 987 5082
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is the ultimate family adventure park offering an array of fascinating attractions based on exotic encounters with the African continent.

Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard Lake Wales, FL 33853
With its majestic moss-covered oak trees and sweeping vistas, Bok Tower Gardens offers an experience unlike any in Central Florida. This National Historic Landmark, located on the peninsula's highest point, is invitingly quiet and serene. Here, wildlife is unafraid and will not flee from you.

Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples FL 34102-5260. Tel:239 262 5409
Here you will find a collection of animals from apes to zebras surrounded by a 52-acre tropical garden over eighty years old. And you will also find a full day of events designed to entertain as well as educate.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avnue, Jacksonville FL 32204
The museum occupies the site of founders Arthur and Ninah Cummer's home; its permanent collection, begun by Ninah Cummer, now contains an impressive array of over 5,000 pieces of decorative art and fine arts dating from 2000 BC. Of particular interest is a collection of early 18th-century Meissen porcelain tableware and the Eugène Louis Charvot Collection of 19th-century prints and paintings. Changing exhibitions complement the Cummer collection. Three acres of formal gardens include English and Italian-style plantings which extend from the museum to the St John's River. The museum campus also includes the award-winning Art Connections, an Art Education Center, featuring an interactive teaching gallery, summer camp, and other activities. Group and school tours available; museum store on site.

Cypress Gardens
Cypress Gardens, FL 33884-0009. Tel: 863 324 2111
The FloraDome, a covered botanical exhibit that changes seasonally, an enhanced concert series, Rockin' Around the Dock Ski show, Gator Gulch alligator habitat and Moscow on Ice presents Skate the States ice show

Eden State Gardens
Point Washington, Florida
Eden State Gardens which was once the home of the William Henry Wesley family is now a place of tranquility and contemplation. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Flamingo Gardens
60 acres of lush gardens, showcasing rare, exotic and native plants. Tour through citrus groves and the Wray Botanical Collection. Explore the "Free-Flight" Aviary, Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary and the Historic Wray Home.

Harry P. Leu Gardens & House Museum
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando. FL 32803 - Tel: 407 246 2620
To become an exemplary botanical garden of historic significance. To further its mission, Leu Gardens educates through the creation and maintenance of plant collections, and through gathering and dissemination of horticultural information and fosters the enjoyment of the beauty of plants through a variety of displays and activities in a preserved, natural setting.

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Maclay State Gardens
Maclay Gardens... to soothe the senses and be a place of peace and serenity

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens features expansive galleries where varying exhibitions of Japanese arts, crafts and artifacts are displayed. It also contains the Seishin-an teahouse with regularly scheduled demonstrations of the Japanese tea ceremony, a 225 seat theater offering lectures and performing arts, the IBM Infotronic Gallery multimedia resource center and the Cornell Cafe serving Japanese and Asian lunches.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
811 South Palm Ave, Sarasota, Florida 34236
The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens feature more than 20,000 tropical plants, including an outstanding collection of orchids and bromeliads; museum; learning center; greenhouse and 20 garden areas.

Mckee Botanical Gardens
350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962
McKee Botanical Gardens has an outstanding collection of native and exotic tropical plants, ponds and waterways, a gift shop, café and educational building. Guided tours available.

Mounts Botanical Garden
531 North Military Trail, W Palm Beach FL 33415
Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden. Mounts' gardens and programs provide the best horticultural and botanical information available related to South Florida's unique plants and environment

Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden
Key West

Ravine State Gardens

Parrot Jungle & Gardens

Sunken Gardens
1825 4 Street North St. Petersburg, Fl
This historic attraction gives you chance to relax within its tropical gardens. It has everything from wildlife to tropical flowers.Situated at the end of a mile long approach, this five story inverted pyramid features shops, restaurants, it's own aquarium, live music and even boat docks.

Sarasota Jungle Gardens
3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234
Sarasota Jungle Gardens has acres of beautiful gardens and nature trails that make this tropical adventure a perfect setting for leisurely strolls and great picture taking.

Washington Oaks State Gardens

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